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LEGO Taj Mahal sales skyrocket after soccer star David Beckham builds one

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(Read caption) The LEGO Taj Mahal is the biggest toy in the company's history, and is available only online for $300.

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LEGO Taj Mahal sales shot up 633 percent in a single day after getting an unexpected endorsement from soccer star David Beckham, the company said.

In an appearance on the Johnathan Ross show on July 16, Beckham said that he spent his spare time in Italy while on loan to AC Milan constructing a replica of the famed 17th century mausoleum. He told the chat host that, were he not a soccer player, he would like to be a professional LEGO builder.

Believe it or not, professional LEGO building, is an actual job, although the pay is probably somewhere south of the $1-million-a-week paycheck that Beckham is currently pulling in.

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